Quad Graphics, Inc (NYSE:QUAD) Director Douglas P. Buth bought 2,600 shares of Quad Graphics stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $18.74 per share, for a total transaction of $48,724.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Quad Graphics, Inc (NYSE QUAD) traded down 1.76% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $18.93. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 230,689 shares. Quad Graphics, Inc has a 12-month low of $18.91 and a 12-month high of $29.50. The stock has a market cap of $937.04 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.17 and a beta of 1.39. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $22.70 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.33.

Quad Graphics (NYSE:QUAD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.11. Quad Graphics had a return on equity of 22.79% and a net margin of 1.92%. The company had revenue of $963.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $985.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.03 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Quad Graphics, Inc will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 21st will be given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.34%. Quad Graphics’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.43%.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in Quad Graphics by 19.8% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 331,576 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,600,000 after buying an additional 54,878 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in Quad Graphics by 8.9% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 297,575 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,820,000 after buying an additional 24,405 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its stake in Quad Graphics by 23.9% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 304,721 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,984,000 after buying an additional 58,699 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in Quad Graphics by 72.1% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 11,636 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $267,000 after buying an additional 4,874 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in Quad Graphics by 11.5% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,852 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $180,000 after buying an additional 809 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 52.19% of the company’s stock.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered Quad Graphics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th.

Quad Graphics Company Profile

Quad/Graphics, Inc is a marketing services provider. The Company’s segments are United States Print and Related Services, International and Corporate. The United States Print and Related Services segment consists of the Company’s United States printing operations. The United States Print and Related Services segment includes retail inserts, publications, catalogs, special interest publications, journals, direct mail, books, directories, in-store marketing and promotion, packaging, newspapers, custom print products, other commercial and specialty printed products, and global paper procurement.

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